Bad to worse for Song

OUT: Alexandre Song gets the boot from Portugal referee Pedro Proenca. PHOTO: REUTERS

Alexandre Song's dismissal followed a disappointing season in Spain where his appearance time was limited for a second season since moving from Arsenal. Barca are expected to ship him on - if they can find a buyer.

Many will also question the 26-year-old's international future after the latest red as he followed in the footsteps of his uncle Rigobert who was sent off in both the 1994 and 1998 tournaments.

Song was banned for 18 months from the side after a bust-up with star striker Samuel Eto'o at the 2010 Finals where they lost all three group games. - PA Sport.